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School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.


 
The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.


 
School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

School of Arts & Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.


Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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100  Basic Skills Development (3-0-1). Provides developmental activities in reading, writing, and mathematics, with an emphasis on preparation for the Praxis I test.

110  Foundations of Education (2-0-2). An examination of the historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education. An introduction to the teaching profession. Students must complete a minimum of 20 hours in a classroom setting. PR:  Eligibility for ENGL 101

160  Diversity and Education (2-0-2). A study of the sociology of ethnicity and the influence on educational needs. Examines effective educational approaches for varied groups.  PR: Eligibility for ENGL 101 

200  Child/Adolescent Growth and Development (3-0-3). A comprehensive survey to give a broad view of each stage of child development. Emphasis is placed on cognitive and social factors and disturbances in development. Students must complete a case study on a school-aged child.  PR: EDUC 110 and ENGL 101.

280 General Methods (2-0-2).  An introduction of teaching, including planning, organizational procedures, techniques of instruction, and survey of materials. PR: EDUC 110, 200.

290  Special Topics in Education (1-3 hours). Seminars, conferences, workshops, or practicum activities focused on current trends and issues in education. Topics and course objectives will vary according to needs of students. May be repeated for credit. PR: Approval of the Director of Teacher Education.

320  Sex Roles and Equal Opportunity (3-0-3). A study of legal, social and psychological aspects of sex roles and the relationship to opportunities for maximal human development.

321  Instruction and Technology (1-3-2). Develops knowledge and skills in media production, utilization, and selection, instructional design, computer software applications, Internet and WWW utilization, authoring packages, and instructional television. PR: Admission to Teacher Education.

322  Standards, Planning and Assessment (2-0-2). Examines the interrelationships among content standards, instructional objectives, planning and assessment. Students will design instructional units based on standards, and will examine a variety of evaluation techniques, including standardized tests, teacher-made tests and authentic performance assessments. PR: Admission to Teacher Education.

330  Teaching and Learning (3-0-3). Overview of current theories and research related to learning in the classroom. Topics include teaching of thinking/study skills, reciprocal teaching, mnemonic strategies, group interventions, and motivation. In the clinical portion of this class, the student will spend 64 hours as a supervised student tutor in a school setting. PR: Admission to Teacher Education, EDUC 200. CO: ARSC 431.

333 Teaching Science and Social Studies (3-0-3). A study and application of current methods of teaching science and social studies content in the public schools. PR: Admission to Teacher Education.

410  Early Education Methods (2-0-2). Instructional approaches and techniques for teaching the K-4 grades. Emphasis will be on materials, instructional design and planning, classroom management and discipline. PR: Admission to Professional Semester.

420  Middle Education Methods (2-0-2). Methods course designed to examine the basic instructional techniques required to teach in the middle grades. PR: Admission to Professional Semester.

450  Classroom Management (2-0-2). Studies in classroom management techniques, including the physical environment, rules and routines, order, motivation, time management and self-discipline. PR: Admission to Professional Semester.

475  Student Teaching (0-40-6). Student will be assigned to a school for a full day of teaching for a minimum of 12 weeks. Student teaching is completed at the developmental levels and in the content areas for which the student expects to be certified. PR: Admission to Professional Semester.

485  Student Teaching Laboratory (2-3-3). A laboratory experience in student teaching for teachers who have a minimum of three years teaching experience and who have been recommended by a Superintendent of Schools for Waiver of Student Teaching. The course consists of seminar, observation and Micro Teaching Experiences. PR: Consent of the Director of Teacher Education.

490  Topics in Education (3-0-3 hours). Formal courses in diverse areas of education.  Course may be repeated for different topics.  Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on the student transcript.  PR: Junior standing.

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